Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sharknado! It Could Happen.

Living in LA my whole life, you learn to take natural disasters in stride. Whether it be earthquakes or wildfires, it's just the price you pay for living in a city with one of the best climates in the world--except for the 6 months of summer that are sheer hell. But even though, I can go over the hill to the beach and enjoy the perfect weather. That is, if I could find a bloody parking spot.

Which brings me to Sharknado, the wonderful bad movie that the Syfy channel aired. Not to give too much away, but a big storm brings in lots and lots of sharks into LA--and not just on the beach. The sharks make their way throughout the city. Whether they come up through sewers or riding high in the air on a water spout, they don't lose their enormous appetites for people.

Being a native Angeleno, I have to face the fact that this really could happen and start to prepare for the Sharkopolis. So here is my list of the 5 benefits a real-life Sharknado could bring LA:

  1. Sharks eating the city's inhabitants would mean less traffic on the freeway.
  2. Parking spots would be much easier to get (see #1).
  3. The beauty ideal that currently exists would expand to include scars and missing limbs.
  4. A hot night on the town would change to be in your house with your doors barricaded and the windows covered with plywood.
  5. Um....hmmm...I can't come up with a #5!
Thankfully, we won't have to worry about a real-life Sharknado!

I can go back to worrying about zombies like everyone else. Whew!

1 comment:

  1. You will just need to stock up on chainsaws and bombs! And remember whether it's a tornado or a sharknado, the weather service advises to stay indoors in a secure building at the lowest point. I guess no one at the weather service actually saw Sharknado! Sharknado 2 is coming soon and in the meantime enjoy Ghost Shark!